Woman: Father McGrath... I thought you were dead.
Father McGrath: I was!
He was dead... Then he got better.
— Tag Line for the movie Crank: High Voltage
Zachariah: How are you...
Castiel:... alive? That's a good question. How did these two [indicating Sam and Dean] end up on that airplane? Another good question, because the angels didn't do it. I think we both know the answer, don't we?
Nasanna: Shepard? But...you're dead!
Commander Shepard: I got better.
Mikaal: Thought you were injured.
Congorilla: I got better.
Cinema Snob: "... Weren't you Doctor Insano?"
Spoony: "Eh. I got better."
K: "But how?! You were supposed to be deeeeeeead!"
Nabeshin: "I was, but Kumi-Kumi fixed me up with her needles!"
Kumi-Kumi: "I'm an acupuncturist!"
K: "BUT SHE WAS DEAD TOO!"
Nabeshin: "That's beside the point."
Sir Bevedere: What makes you think she is a witch?
Peasant: Well she turned me into a newt!
Sir Bevedere: ... A newt?
Peasant: *beat* I got better.
(The Karate Duo Number One have been curb stomped by Geno.)
Zeus Guy #1: I have been defeated.
Zeus Guy #2: I am dying.
Zeus Guy #1: Seriously?
Zeus Guy #2: Yes.
Zeus Guy #1: But you can't die. We're a karate duo. You can't have a duo with just one!
Zeus Guy #2: Then you shall be Karate Solo Number One.
Zeus Guy #1: But that does not have the same ring to it.
Zeus Guy #2: Ugh....
(Zeus Guy #2 dies.)
Zeus Guy #1: Nooooooooo....
(Cut to the Karate Duo recalling the story to Hal and Jeff)
Jeff: Woah! Woah! Woah! If he died in the story, how's he sitting next to you?
Karate Duo Number One: Lucky Candy!
—Bowser's Kingdom Episode 9
Frieza: Vegeta! This can't be, I killed you myself!
Vegeta: Sorry, it didn't TAKE!
If we wish to bring someone back to life, it's because we wanted to.
Shinra: You had two bullets in your body, and considerable muscle damage in your legs and abdomen... so why are you walking around like nothing's happened?
Shizuo: Why? 'Cause I can.
Candide: Dearest, how can this be so?
You were dead, you know.
You were shot and bayoneted, too.
Cunegonde: That is very true.
Ah, but love will find a way.
Candide: Then what did you do?
Cunegonde: We'll go into that another day.
Now let's talk of you.
You are looking very well.
Weren't you clever, dear, to survive?
James: Makes-Things came back.
James: He came back.
Fritz What, like, brought back? Cloning? Was that crazy vacation theory someone espoused true?
James: No, he just... came back. One day he wasn’t there, the next day he was.
—Protectors of the Plot Continuum, Snapback